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into what started ask apartment fire in southeast washington that sent six people to the hospital. no word on the extent of the injuries. that fires started in the 800 block of denver street. we will have a live report from the scene coming up at the top of our 5:00 hour. >> following another developing story, out of d.c. this morning that's where police are looking into an officer involved shooting. now the detailed are very squares, but we do know that a suspect shot a juvenile in the 3,000 block of deboyce street. at some point, a police officer also damaged his or her weapon, there's still no word on where that suspect is this morning. well, switching gears now to the story that has the whole country buzzing. >> yeah, a winning power ball numbers were drawn, and there are three winning tickets splitting that $448 million jackpot. what are holds these numbers is about to collect a serious chunk of change. there are three jackpot winning tickets and those lucky people will share roughly $448 million. >> two of the winning tickets were sold in new jersey, one at the super stop and shop in
northern maryland, washington county near home invasiontown to west virginia, martinsburg is getting wet, i think that's going to stay north of the metro area so anything will be light, short lived and not very widespread, however, things are going to be changing as we head into the afternoon hours for today and there you can see our weather headlines featuring warm and muggy conditions. we'll see some showers and thundershowers this afternoon that could produce some heavy downpours and there could be some standing water on some of the roadways as that heavy rain comes down. but the weekend, which, of course, is upon us -- happy friday, by the way -- are looking better. we can't rule out showers altogether this weekend but the majority of it is looking better. we'll have that in your end in in a few minutes. right now from the belfort furniture weather center, we need to go to wtop, amanda is out today and bob bob is in the wtop traffic center. >> 295 moving well into town, no issues coming in on pennsylvania avenue or on route 50. we're steady headed through annapolis and bowie, coming in
baby. good morning, washington at 5:00 a.m. beginning right now. >> live, and in h.d., this is good morning, washington. on your side. >> good morning, washington. i'm scott. >> thank you for waking up with us on this tuesday morning. we will start with your weather, head over to jackie do talk about the forecast, you rah going to need that umbrella today, jackie. >> . >> all right, we will -- we are going to get back to jackie in just a second, they are having a little bit of a technical issue, let's get on over to amanda. >> 66 eastbound, with ehave a work zone that is still lingering this morning. now, we just got word that the two left lanes are closed. we can see on this live shot that they are staying in that far right lane, and it looks hay may have just picked up those cones there. that camera beaks up every once in a while. hopefully that will get cleared soon. our mapping system shows thaws will be eastbound. the right lane was closed but the traffic center, tells us that they do have that moved over to the shoulder now. so all lanes are open, just expect some slight slow
captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the name of the program is "inside washington" and if there is a bigger story in washingtong than the sale of "the washington post," i cannot think of one. we have colby king, lois romano, a "the washington post" veteran. charles krauthammer. i came to washington to work for broadcast properties, which were owned by "the washington post." the former executive editor len downie was in the newsroom as katharine graham's granddaughter announced jeff bezos, the founder of amazon, wasas buying the paper. >> she read a statement in which she made clear he strongngly subscribes to the journalistic values of "the washington post." >> let's take off the pundit hats. give me your personal reaction. lois, you wrote a fine piece for "politico." >> thank you. my first reaction was shock. i was home, working. i got in the car, and went back to the office. it was a little bit of sadness, and then i thought maybe this is a od thing. maybehave tried everything. the model needs to be blown up and ybe jeff bezos will bring a fresh eye. >> colby, wh
washington. six people, including children, were hospitalized. sam ford is live with what happened. me arepeople behind boarding the place up, but early this morning it was a scary situation with the flames shooting into the sky, people screaming for their lives. fortunately, firefighters acted quickly. it was around 1:00 this morning this six unit behind -- the six unit to link behind good hope road became a raging fire. the family was screaming. >> neighbors felt powerless. >> they were halfway hanging out the window trying to avoid the smoke. >> inside was ms. dickens, with her two sons, ages 16 and 12, and two baby grandchildren. >> there was a lot of black smoke everywhere. gown,ll in her hospital she tried to lower her 16-year- old son out the back window so she could drop the grandchildren, ages 1 and 3 to him, but he fell. fortunately, firefighters arrived quickly and rescue the rest of the family bilateral. they were taken to the hospital. they were all later released, including the 16-year-old son, an anacostia high school football player. their sister was not home at the
. >>> welcome back live to the lincoln memorial here as we mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington with the closing ceremonies at this hour. on the stage, you'll see the host for today's event, journalist soledad o'brien and actor and author hill harper welcoming the crowd that has gathered here. and the crowd gathering along the reflecting pool. trying to get the crowd energized as the speakers begin to work towards the podium. speaking to the folks who were here in 1963, encouraging them to stand up and be represented in the crowd that has gathered 50 years later. the invocation happening in just a few minutes here. the first speaker, ambassador andrew young, who if you saw barbara a barbara's story with him, has an incredible story to tell. we'll hear from others as well. back to you. >> now let's get the latest developments in syria. the u.n. special envoy to syria says evidence suggests some kind of chemical substance was used in an attack last week. the comments came as a team of u.n. inspectors continue, to look for evidence syrian troops used chemical weapons. the white hou
>> and "good morning, washington," it is monday, august 12th, i'm scott thuman. >> and i'm jummy olabanji. we're going to start with weather and head over to meteorologist jacqui jeras this morning with a check of your forecast, jacqui. >> hey, good morning, guys, a decent start overall today, it will feel like summer. warm and sticky. look at our temperatures already in the he 70s in many areas, 75 in d.c., 70 mans, 72 in culpeper where you have a little bit of fog this morning as well, 69 in dulles and 68 degrees in gaithersburg. so our weather headlines for today, it's going to be warm with a few thunderstorms possible late today but the large majority of the day will be dry. tomorrow is when things will kick up with more widespread showers and thunderstorms so a few could be on the severe side especially south and east of the metro and much cooler weather is on the way for the middle and latter part of the week along with a lot of sunshine. more details on that coming up in your 70 just a few minutes away from. the belfort furniture weather center let's go to wtop, rob woodfo
police on and around the campus. even on this quiet afternoon you see that. the "washington post" reports guards will be posted at dormitories and a 24-hour shuttle service will be available to off-campus buildings. police will patrol the campus. that is not the image he wants for his alma mater, but as a freshman he was warned about violence. >> they said that by the time you graduate you would know three people who suffer through violence. >> they will not let it ruin the college experience. they will just be more vigilant. >> i know to watch my surroundings. lately i have been a little more nervous. >> despite the violent incidents, the summers -- the school says there has been a drop in crime over the last five years. >> thank you, ashley. the defense is set to open its case in a sentencing hearing for army private first class bradley manning. prosecutors called the final witnesses at fort meade. he faces up to 90 years in prison for releasing classified information to wikileaks. leaker edwardnsa snowden says he has secured a travel visa to visit his son in russia. he said he wants hi
, linda. 75 degrees, 4:35 your time. >> still to come on "good morning, washington," a big-name storm could be impacting you, the next time you go shopping for a new >> 4:38. once again, you look at the bug, we call it the bug, progressively warmer. >> you step outside, jacqui, and it's humid again. >> it really feels muggy, yes. we've got this pattern tomorrow morning and that's the good news because i think >> amanda meadows is off today and is rob, hey, rob. >> good morning, jacqui. things are moving well on the roadways. we'll start on virginia. i-95 woodbridge, newington no tieups in the springfield interchange. good go on 95 in maryland, checking out just fine columbia, past laurel headed for the outer loop of the beltway where things continue to go well. we have a live shot right around colesville road. the travel lane is moving to speed. i'm rob wood fork in the wtop traffic center back to jummy and scott. >> thank you. 4:40 is your time, 75 degrees. >> so what if it's just preseason, the point is football is back and we're going to take you to the dividing line between redski
:35 and 73. >> still ahead on "good morning, washington" it's almost back-to-school time. we'll show you what d.c. school is doing to keep students safe after a rash of violent >> 4:38 on this monday morning as we kick off our work and everyone looking forwards to what kind of weather we're going to have. >> that's right, we'll head over to jacqui jeras to see what the weather will be like, jacqui, some good news this week. >> yeah, you know, we've got a few complications, i guess, in the week forecast but ultimately as a whole we've got a really nice week to look forward to. couple things to you will watch out for today. first of all, it's going to be very warm. in fact, a lot warmer than we've been the last several days. 75 is where we're starting already. we've got a little bit of cloud cover. as you look at the satellite and radar picture you can see there have been a few stray storms moving across southern parts of pennsylvania but steering clear of our area and i think they'll do so for the majority of the day until late afternoon and evening we could see things moving on in. partly clo
. and the price of fwas may be going lower. tahman bradley with more from washington. >> reporter: good news for summer travelers. gas prices are coming down. the national average for a gallon dropped to $3.56. at the's down a nickel from last week. >> every penny counts. every penny goes towards your budgets if other ways. >> reporter: this is just the beginning. by autumn, prices could fall to $3.40. >> if it goes down, it would be great. it would be a great thing for me. i would come into the city more often with my car. >> reporter: after three straight jeers of rising prices, the gas average for next year is expected to be $3.37, the lowest average since 2010. don't look for prices to fall much more. >> the days of the national pump price below $3 is likely a thing of the past. >> reporter: just last month, gas prices shot up 15 cents in a week. today, prices are better. according to one gas survey, charleston, south carolina, has the lowest average price at $3.27. according to aaa, the price is falling because crude oil prices are lower. they predict prices will stay the same or fall m
81. now 88 in culpepper. shower get maybe a stray west of washington as we drop into the 70's. we mention a possibility of a shower or thundershower. upper airn disturbance moving across portions of eastern kentucky and north carolina. have, extrapolate what we most of the shower activity should stay south of the district and tomorrow a fresh chance of showers and storms and pleasant weather. we will have the pleasure of s autumnal all of it glory. >> a search for killer of a st. mary's county woman. strickland went for a jog and was later found in the park area >> when her body was down this a mile trail, a very popular trail, her car was found in this parking the park. detectives believe someone knows something that can help solve this mystery. neta hadly said mo everything to live for. >> she was a nurse with a good job in her hometown st. mary's hospital. she was soon to be married. her wedding website is loaded with smiling pictures with her fiancÉ. is an electrical engineer. police found her body friday morning in these woods just off her jogging trail near hollywood home.
. but a lot of people across 43 states in washington, d.c., before the drawing, were caught up in lotto fever. >> got to be in it to win it. >> reporter: look at these long lines. >> if i -- i would give to my mom. >> reporter: from coast-to-coast. >> i spent like $50 every time i get paid. i don't win. somebody help me. >> reporter: helping fuel the frenzy, a recent game change. the price of a powerball ticket doubled from a buck to $2 last year, doubling the amount going into the jackpots. some people won't buy a ticket until the winnings soar past $100 million and more. more than 4 million people won smaller prizes in last night's drawing. nonjackpot winnings total $66.8 million. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> just in case you've been digging around for those tickets, there in jersey or in minnesota. the winning powerball numbers. here they are. 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and the powerball is 32. >> if you didn't have them, take heart. there's another powerball drawing on saturday night. that jackpot worth a mere $40 million. >>> now to the growing political tension between the u.s. and
shoulder from children's national medical center in northwest washington, according to the police. the two young boys were there with a social worker who were concerned the boys might have been abused. jennifer donelan has more on what happened and what she found out about the mother's past. jen? >> maureen, that possible child investigation is the part the authorities cannot speak on at the time. they cannot tell us if the children were being physically abused, and if so who was doing the abusing. what happened yesterday when the mother showed up at the hospital began in all out area manhunt. in the midst of an investigation into possible child abuse, this 27-year-old woman is accused of stealing her own sons away from children's national medical center. police sources say the two boys, ages five and 10, wherein the custody of a social worker from the child services agency when they were kidnapped. >> me and my daughter pulled up to bring my grandson to the emergency room and there were a bunch of police cars. >> police sources say the social worker brought the boy to the hospital for val
the night in the wilderness in northern washington state are safe because of excellent engineering. a temporary road was built in north cascade national park after floodwaters flashed out a permanent one. it forced 65 people stranded in nature. construction on the new road was finished. >>> new this morning, tragedy at a baseball game. a fan at atlanta's turner field fell more than 60 feet to his death during the brave's home game last night. this happened after a lengthy rain delay, nearly 90 minutes. investigators are trying to figure out how he fell. it's believed to be the second fatal fall at the stadium. >>> now, to a pair of legal developments, the effects can be felt coast-to-coast. one involves how drug offenders are dealt with. >> the other addresses the power of police and how they interact with civilians, particularly in new york. tahman bradley has details on both. >> reporter: this morning, two major changes in crime laws with implications for millions. attorney general eric holder has ordered federal prosecutors to stop sweeping up nonviolent drug offenders and sente
are hospitalized after an early morning apartment fire in southeast washington. >> that's right. our john gonzales live this morning with the very latest. john. >> well, jummy and scott, one thing is for sure, d.c. firefighters here in southeast d.c. knew they had to move very quickly this morning because not only were they dealing with a raging fire, but people were trapped inside. fist of all, we want to show you the red cross, they are already here at the scene. they are assisting people that are displaced from what we can see, at least, at least six units inside destroyed. you take a look at the building live here. gone, firefighters when they arrived. they noticed that people were trapped inside. this started around one this morning. many probably sleeping at the time. our cameras captured one adult being transported. he was being treated first with serious cuts from broken glass. they found the residents that were trapped hanging from the windows literally hanging for their lives. now at this hour, we are told, six people are in the hospital. including a mother and two children. they are suf
. ken cuccinelli. he's focused on his own agenda. not us. >> "good morning, washington," i'm meteorologist jacqui jeras, good morning, fairfax, virginia, taking a live look at our weatherbug network. cloudy conditions but we will see sunshine. our ultraviolet index is high at a number nine. you can get a sunburn in 20 minutes. more sunshine in your seven day but we've got to get thunderstorms first. >> jacqui, thank you. we've got new developments in rhode island. that's where a 2-year-old boy is safe this morning after the murder of his mother and friend set off a nationwide amber alert. i see i see -- isaiah perez was found wandering around a housing project not far from the home where the woman's body was found. police arrested a man. but didn't offer the connection to the woman or the boy. >> 16-year-old california girl after kidnapped has been reunited with her father. hannah anderson disappeared last week. the bodies of her 8-year-old brother and her mother were found in the burning home of a family friend, james dimaggio. this past weekend fbi hostage teams rescued a
.d., this is "good morning washington" on your side. >> straight ahead, at 6:30, a raging fire in southeast sends several people to the hospital. >> plus, at least three power ball tickets are winners. bad news, those tickets not sold in our area. >> and it is a special hands free biking delivery of a mattress. not something you see every day. good morning to you, washington. it is thursday august 8th. >> we will start with weather as we always do, head over to jackie for a check on our forecast today. >> hey, things are looking pretty decent to start our day. we have some cloud cover once again, and even breaks in these clouds. that's where our roof cam is, and it looks pretty as that sun is comes up. 6:15 is our sun rise time. it is warm and muggy, but hey, it is dry after a few sprinkles in southern maryland. we are expecting slight liamer and more humid conditions the next few days. we will have flirtatious sunshine as i like to call it. some peeks of sun, and yep, chances of showers and thunderstorms late today. and continuing over the next several days. we will let you know what to expect i
washington. john? >> jummy, a possible child abuse case turned abduction. this morning we're told the two boys are safe and sound but still a lot of questions this morning. this was a seven-hour manhunt and it all started, of all places, at children's hospital here in the district. police calling this a parental abduction. now, we want to show you a couple of photos here. this is 27-year-old mikisha funderburk. she is the mother of 5-year-old markale and 10-year-old marquis. she was last seen on surveillance video at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon just outside children's hospital. moments after, police say, she kidnapped her own children while they were with a social worker inside the hospital. now, the boys were initially taken from their mother and brought over to the hospital because of reports that one of the boys was bruised, he had bruises on his body. now, it is unclear if the children were being seen by a physician at the moment or they were in the custody of protective services when they were taken by the mother. this, again, was around 4:00 in the afternoon. a busy hospital. one
northeast washington, sam ford, abc 7 news. least three deaths are being blamed on flooding in the southern plains. two feet of rain fell in southern missouri in the past week. across the region, roads have turned into lakes and fields and crops have been submerged. we have a few showers and downpours, and the areas that are getting them are getting torrential rain, but they are few and far between. the weekend is looking better. some of the time lapse, enable academy in annapolis. -- the naval academy in annapolis. this is about to an hours worth. it went from sunshine, dark skies, torrential rain, a brief rainbow, then skies cleared out. sunshine right outside of the studios in arlington. showers and storms, thunderstorm warning has just expired for charles county and a county. and theiminishing, bright reds the past 30 minutes or so. pretty good downpours across charles county, southern prince george's county, dunkirk, hunting council top calvert county, more heavy stuff will move towards the bay the next 20, 30 minutes. this is developing ahead of the cold front that will slide through
're in washington. f you walk over here this is where the ravens fans sat in a house that was divided tonight. >> you've got your ravens. >> and your redskins. >> born and bread in montgomery county. >> die hard skins fans say this to ravens fans. >> i would ask them who they liked before 1996. that's what i would say. >> but ravens fans have quite a response. >> super bowl choins. >> with the ravens on one side and the redskins on the other. this divided cup hl a long discussion about where to is it. mike the redskins fan won sort of. >> if we is it here we can see both. >> i don't think she's buying this is she? >> no. >> girlfriend ravens fans second that. >> we'll be moving in a little bit. >> the employees are split. a ravens supporting bartender works under a skins supporting manager. as you saw there, we have a lot of redskins and ravens fans in the house tonight. is hing they all agree on they are glad football is back. >> excited fans there tonight. thank you. >> also new tonight the recent tension between the united states and russia is about to take center stage before the nation.
in southeast washington this morning. police pulled a man possibility from anacostia river -- a man's body from anacostia river. they have not released any details, including the possible cause of death. >> officials need your help finding a missing mother. andrea crew was last seen near a bank wednesday morning. concerned for her safety. they are asking anyone that has seen her to please call police. >> we want to take you outside. we will look at the traffic. it turned into a nice day on the roads. will you need a umbrella's for the evening plans? steve rudin is in the weather center with a look at the forecast. >> you might want to keep the umbrella handy for the day tomorrow. this is the live super doppler radar run the weather center. quiet and drive around that capital. showers in southern maryland. that was a couple of hours ago. everything has filtered out. it is warm and sunny. 82 at reagan national. 84 at dulles. you might see a lingering shower. temperatures are 70's and low 80's. there is a cooldown on the way. >> thank you. one person is dead and three are missing after a flush --
exactly 50 years since the march on washington. the event will feature speeches this time from president obama and former presidents clinton and carter. it will take place at the very spot where dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered his i have a dream speech back in 1963. >>> driving into the city is going big issue tomorrow morning and afternoon. office personnel management is urging federal workers to stay home and telework tomorrow if that's possible. the federal government will be open tomorrow. >>> if you do plan to drive get ready for a lot of detours. a lot of roads are closed including the memorial bridge. news 4 transportation reporter adam tuss has a look at what you need to know to get around town tomorrow. >> reporter: the march close, the anticipation already great. now it's time to put the transportation game plan in place. some already making a test run. >> we walked from our downtown hotel and we're going to walk again tomorrow. >> smart move. >> reporter: this couple visiting from chicago walking is a good option especially since many roads around the mall start close ri
civilians that shocked the world. nbc's andrea mitchell begins our coverage tonight from washington. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, lester. administration's goal is to , punish him and stop him from ordering another chemical att k attack. hoping to prevent more deaths from devastating weapons, not seen in decades. and lester, fair warning, these latest pictures are very hard to watch. this is a different kind of war. a war that kills babies silently, suddenly, bathing them not in blood, but in the tears of a doctor. ghastly images of last week's attack. most too horrifying to show on television. emerging only today. this infant apparently barely a month old. and a new horror near aleppo, the opposition claims napalm dropped on civilians monday killing at least ten, wounding dozens. a report that has not been independently verified. in texas today, speaking to veterans, the vice president continued the drum beat to punish bashar al assad. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: the white house is not w
is expected to address these threats at a white house press conference later today. his last day in washington before heading out to martha's vineyard for vacation. john? >> kristin fisher in washington, thanks very much. >>> stay with abc news for the latest on the terror threat. we'll carry the president's news conference live from the white house. >>> after his news conference, the president meets with secretary of state john kerry. kerry is getting together today with his russian counterpart. the meeting comes two days after president obama canceled a summit meeting with president vladimir putin. the case of leaker edward snowden is on the agenda. >>> another major story this morning. the threat of more flooding hanging over the center of the nation again today. >> right now, it's raining from texas to the northeast. and in missouri, rescue teams were out in full force, searching for friends and family members. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it was a dramatic scene that had two tennessee parents in a panic. little lauren, rescued from her family's attic by firefighters. her father,
little rock getting more in the next 48 hours. you know where w morning, washington, here is a live shot in laurel there is skies and some rainfall just to the south of the washington area and the temperature is in the low 70's. the winds will be shifting to the south. just to theowers south of us and we see some rain in frederick's word into portions of charles county. 81 it's cloud quiz time. dan and bianna, take a close look. this isn't the best, look at the tiny piece. >> that's a tornado. >> it's not. but you, wouldn't necessarily know. the tree is in the way. it's a funnel. there is a distinct difference, it does not touch the ground, tornado does. often gets mistaken. >> i'm not lying, i was going to say funnel. i -- >> you're good. bianna's winning, by the way, in the quiz. >> and that dustnado is neat. >> that's not typical. but we'll do that another time. >> it's not a sharknado. >> the science is confusing me. thank you. >>> turn now to welcome relief for drivers and their pocketbooks. catch a break not only for the remainder of this year, but next year too. abc didi ray roy i
washington. sources tell us it is a very active seen that may involve an off-duty police officer. what do we know? >> we are a block away from where dozens and dozens of metropolitan police department officers are staging for what appears to be a very volatile situation. here is what we know. there was a shooting at 9 p.m. in this area at minnesota and eli play southeast. anse on the ground confirmed off-duty officer was involved in some kind of shooting. condition ofw the the person who was shot. a chase ensued and police say there is an active barricade a couple of blocks from where i am standing. we do have a sense that someone is hold up because -- holed up because police have courted off a mild to a half-mile radius. they are taking this very seriously as we have seen by walking around this area and tried to get to the spot. we have seen stage firefighters, pumper trucks, and multiple ambulances, swat team motorcycle s, and motorcycle officers. toy had to get back to work keep this area safe. >> thank you. we want to get to our other big story. a little boy talked back to hi
of washington, just moving out of the mount vernonon area, south of prince george's county, along 66 toward front royal, there have been lightning strikes. a bit of thundershowers from frederick county, not far east of harpers ferry. separate batches of rain. some to our south. a chance of more of this later tonight but especially tomorrow. there is a cold front moving into the area, and that cold front will change everything. 72 in frederick. 77 in annapolis. muggy late tonight. a few isolated showers. temperatures hanging tough for one more day, and then the cool stuff up in michigan is heading south. >> thank you. >> new at 11:00 now, the martin luther king jr. likely will not be ready for the march on washington later this month. workers have been removing an indescription, but construction has now stopped. the contractor does not have insurance to finish the sand blasting. on workers accidentally stained it a brown color during the blasting process that was different than originally planned. >> also new tonight, an exclusive abc 7 investigation into how a mistake could have put the hea
for the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. this is news as crews already removed a controversy quote. but the finishing work has stalled because the contractor doesn't have insurance for sandblasting, plus, works accidently stained the memorial during a different process. well, 2:33 and the war on drugs may never be the same is. the justice department is ready to scale back the harsh sentences for certain related crimes. >> this plan will save money and also keep communities intact, not everyone is sold on this idea. >> this morning two major changes in crime laws with implications for millions. attorney general eric holder has ordered federal prosecutors to stop sweeping up nonviolent drug offender and accept tensing them to mandatory prison terms. >> we cannot simply prosecute, or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation. >> order is concerned about disparities this the criminal justice system, that unfairly hit poor and maymorety communities. he says the proposal will ease billions in prison costs. local lift welcome the news. >> i think it is the right thing to do. >>
has come since then. the anniversary of the march on washington has come and gone. 50 years later, is there more to be done? you felt like you heard, these are the next steps? >> i don't think they laid out steps per se but the energy is there and that we have to keep this energized. we have to keep these policies moving forward. >> the country has its first african-american president. because they marched, a voting rights law was signed. because they marched doors of opportunity and education swung open. >> i'm not a fan of the speech. >> but d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton tells me mr. obama's speech fell short. >> a wonderful thing to have said was we've now got a president to accept your challenge. i accept your challenge. i'm going back to congress and saying will you accept the challenge? >> narrator: 1963 they marched. by '64 they had the civil rights act. how do you gauge progression in 2013? >> judyou don't judge progress a single individual or even the fact that we have 43 members of the house of representatives. >> we made it. i think we're not quite there yet but w
response with or without international partners. we have reports from washington, as well as inside damascus tonight. andrea mitchell starts us off from washington. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, lester. tonight the president is losing momentum for quick action against syria, and thinking of the real prospect if he does act within days, he may be doing it alone. something the white house said today it is willing to to. u.n. inspectors were still collecting evidence today of last week's attack and now plan to leave syria saturday. their mandate is only whether a chemical attack took place, not who did it. the british jets landed in cypress. the british government said an intervention would be legal on humanitarian grounds. but the jets are grounded for now. that's because the public is deeply opposed. and today the prime minister's own party rebelled against using force. looming over today's debate, the iraq intelligence failures a decade ago. >> the well of public opinion was truly poisoned by the iraq episode and we need to understand the public's skepticism. >> we must con
and relacked environment. >> all right, 6:27, and still another half hour of "good morning washington." >> a major traffic headache to talk to you about for drivers on, i six isty dive, after a pedestrian is hit and killed. coming up, exactly what you need to know to get around these. ready? happy birthday! it's a painting easel! the tide's coming in! this is my favorite one. it's upside down. oh, sorry. (woman vo) it takes him places he's always wanted to go. that's why we bought a subaru. live, and in h.d. this is good morning, washington on your side. >> straight ahead at 6:30, the latest on this traffic situation for drivers coming in from fairfax county. after a pedestrian is hill hit and killed. >> plus, a you remember toker advise discoer. >> and a casinos identity mix up as up to a $1 million mistake. good morning, to you, washington, it is tuesday august 13th. we are getting started with weather. we have some is storms coming in and some are severe? >> yes, we do have some thunderstorms reported. so not in our area, we just have light showers which have finally made their way
in washington. richard engel reports. >> reporter: secretary kerry says they know where it was fired from, regime areas, knows where they handled, in rebel-held areas. knows what happened when 90 minutes later the bodies of more than 1400 people were collected in morgues and hospitals. no shrapnel, no blood, just men, women, and more than 400 children wrapped in still clean burials. many wondered whether this military strike would take place. the u.s. says no final decision has been made but tonight after secretary kerry has given this speech, it seems little doubt which direction the united states is now headed. richard engel, nbc news, turkey. >> concern over what may take place slowed the stock markets today. here's a look at the dow and you can see the biggest dip took place after secretary carry began speaking. the dow jones ended down 30 points to make august the worst month in more than a year. for the latest on the crisis in syria, "nbc nightly news" has coverage from around the world and that's following this broadcast. >>> 18 hours after a red line train derailed, metro official
. >> the woman believed to have vandalized several washington landmarks has been admitted to a hospital psychiatric. she is wearing an ankle monitor at the scheduled preliminary hearing today, she told the judge she wasn't there because she's been admitted to a psychiatric facility. she is accused of splashing green paint on two chapels at the national cathedral and doing the same at the lincoln memorial and other sites. >> a canadian truck driver is charged with negligence after a serious accident on the chesapeake bay bridge. it's another case of distracted driver. the impact sent the car over the barrier wall and into the water. according to the collision reconstruction report, the driver of the tractor-trailer was looking at his rearview mirror because someone was flashing lights behind him. he was going 50 miles per hour at the time and did not notice the traffic stopped ahead. he hit two cars. >> as this occurred, the chrysler traveled forward and into the right wall striking the mazda on the right rear corner. this forward momentum forced it up and onto the jersey wall. >> fell 2
concert at the mlk memorial as part of the run-up to to the 50th anniversary of the march on washington area but the mayor's office issued a statement saying so that his participation did not become a distraction, a mutual decision was reached that it was best for them to withdraw from the event. the singer took to the social media saying he was uninvited it's discrimination. it's intolerant. and it depriving [indiscernible] >> it stems from his past date he was delivered from homosexuality. many say the mayor made the new right move. >> i respect his artistry, but he has a record of spewing words of hate. >> but many in the faith community see it differently. black ministers from around the city lobbied the mayor to keep him on the program. >> it appalling to me. incompetence from the mayor's office -- if this was a surprise, they have not done their due diligence. ones who haveain his ear. debated as anng issue of free speech, so stay tuned. you probably have not heard the last of this one. obama took part in an outing while vacationing in martha's vineyard. he played golf with a top
and likely her brother inside. an amber alert for anderson is now in effect in california, oregon, washington, and nevada. police say the 40-year-old dimaggio may be armed with home made explosives. >> unusually high number of bottle the nosed dolphins are dying off the east coast this summer according to researchers looking into what killed the 124 dolphins stranded in the mid-atlantic region since july. they suspect maybe the same virus which killed hundreds of dolphins in the 1980s. >> burglar pulled off an elaborate heist at a trendy boutique in west hollywood. the thief used construction equipment to tunnel his way inside. he cut holes in the dry wall of public bathroom in the back of the store. security cameras captured him gathering his haul for 20 minutes. he left with $8,000 in high fashion merchandise. >> we had a shawshank redemption moment. some one literally burrowed through our was to come into our store. >> wow, the store manager said the thief ignored the most expensive items. he was clearly on a specificete from a designer. >> one specific taste. family of the car accident vi
a fight inside a convenience store in northeast washington. jennifer donelan joins us with the story you will see only on seven. me,as you can see behind there is some police activity. this is not related to our case but this is a very busy store in northeast. the woman is still on the loose but sources estimate their ages were between five and seven years old. this seven inside food store. childrenof two small was so violently angry, she stabbed another customer asked her children watched. the violence was caught on l began whenvideo. told one of the other young children to -- not to touch something. the police report showed the mother then brandished a knife and stabbed the other woman on the left side of her abdomen. her injuries were so critical homicide the texans were called in on the case. -- homicide detectives were called in on the case. the mother escaped from the store with her children in tow before police arrived. the search for all three is underway. and speaking with sources close to the case, it does seem that detectives feel confident they will identify this woman and fi
tonight. first to nbc's chief correspondent andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, after that speech, is there any turning back? >> reporter: there is not. before kerry's speech he was at the white house with the president, the other national security advisers talking about the intelligence. they say this is what is different the scale of the attack, the incredible number of casualties you just saw, second, the size of the target area. this intelligence map shows 12 separate location that were hit. it is a highly coordinated attack. they had spy satellites tracking the rockets from government launchers to where they landed. finally, they say assad's command and control was established from those intercepted communications you heard about revealing they've prepared to use chemicals, commanders told their own troops to put on gas masks. a senior official is overheard telling troops to hide the evidence afterwards from the u.n. with all of that, they say, if this president did not act, it would just be inviting assad and others to again use chemicals. >> andrea mitchell. tha
between the beltway's this afternoon. traffic ok on 270 as well at the baltimore-washington parkway. volume headed through parts of fairfax and prince william counties. nothing special going on, normal rush-hour traffic. back to you. rescuers make their way and how you can give them a good home. >> a summer camp for spanish- speaking children. how the outlining about level issues and having fun at the same time. sell air into virginia. organizationt is working with spanish-speaking children in the united states and right here in bc. children at sports for sharing summer camp are playing games but they are also learning important lessons at the same time. to teach the walk differentn about issues. the camp is being held for a bilingualme at school. students are learning how to be good citizens. >> turning the light off when you're not using it and turning the water off when you're not using it. using not much water to wash her hands. [inaudible] have andhem to practice healthier lifestyles by doing physical activities and eating better. >> sports for sharing operates on the leaf that
into the newsper business. amazon founder and ceo jeff bezos acquired "the washington post" this week for $250 million at a time when newspaper revenues have hit a 50-year low. what is bezos saying that other publishers may not be? kara swisher is co-executive etd eter of all thins ding ittal and veteran of "the washington post." good to see you. >> how's it going? >> good. why do you think jeff bezos was interested in the post especially when he acquired it as an individual rather than having amazon buy it? >> it would have been very difficult for the company to buy it. they're already doing so many different experiments that are costly. jeff is someone who is putting off profits for a lot of growth. i ink that would have pushed investors over the edge if the company itself bought it. >> that makes sense. but about do you think with his e-commerce experience he can reinvent the newspaper the way he reinvented retail and publishing? >> i'm not so sure. i don't think they're going to start selling kindles from "the washington post." i don't know whathat means. he has ideas probably about circul
. >>> a d.c. delegate wants answers about the security backup at the march on washington yesterday. he wrote a letter to the secret service director asking for a meeting. we shot this video yesterday. some waited several hours to get through security. a few people passed out and some were hospitalized. the secret service said they processed people as quickly as possible. >>> a truck driver was distracted when he hit two cars and one went over the bay bridge last month. th officials say that he was looking at flashing lights in his rear-view mirror and didn't see the traffic stopped in front of him. another accident in april prompted police to take a closer look at it all. they are considering adding flashing signs warning of congestion and adding rumble strips. >>> experts are watching the new panda cup tonight hoping to capture another moment like this one. >> that's a lot of noise out of a tiny panda cub. she put her cub on the floor this morning and that caused it to squeak loudly. she carefully picked up the cub. the cub has a round belly. that indicates it is nursing well and you can he
in washington, reagan national, 81 lexington park. overnight, 69-75 in the morning. through the day tomorrow, more showers, more storms, the high in the 80s. a look at the weekend weather in just a few minutes. >> tonight, torrential rain continues to flood the midwest. 17 inches, soaking parts of missouri since the weekend. the strong storms washed out roads, damaged homes, rule soccer fields and campgrounds. floods threatened 10 states because of a stationary front hovering over the states. heavy rain is expected to slow down, but a high water will take time to run off. >> the number of americans applying for unemployment benefits is at a six-year low. the 12 week average dropped more ,500,6000 applications, 335 the lowest level since the recession began in 2007. analysts say that means company making fewer layoffs. >> virginia's lieutenant governor is calling on the major party candidates for governor to clean up their campaigns and focus on the issues. >> right now it is pretty much just millions of dollars being spent on name-calling and mudslinging. that is really not what the people o
of this, just three days after the black, ferocious flood hijacked manitou springs. and in washington state, flooding stranded 65 hikers. this morning, they're safe. a fierce downpour had washed away their only road off the mountain. a temporary trail got them out alive. how much rain are we talking? three-plus inches right there in that red zone. and all the way through the mid-atlantic, southeast, raleigh included. here in new york city, we could see it already, south and west of philadelphia. three inches. >> right outside, too. thanks. >>> we'll get to the other top stories. josh, that baseball tragedy. >> yeah. it is. every time you hear, it's just terrible. we're going to begin there. a horrifying scene last night at atlanta at the braves game. a fan falling from the upper deck there. this morning, police trying to figure out what led to this fatal fall. the man fell from the 400-level upper deck of turner field, on the players' parking lot just outside the stadium. >> it's terrible. just -- you knew he wasn't going to make it. >> reporter: the fall, 65 feet, directly to the pav
getting closer >> a decades old southwest washington business is near shutting down in the name of rye grass. the city is eyeing the land as a home for a new stadium for d.c. united. about the plan the same day the rest of us did. >> the city has not approached the business directly. because the business owns 10% of the land they can use eminent domain to take the land. the deal does not involve land, just air. it is officially for sale. officials have figured out. they are selling the air rights to developers. >> it is kind of crazy. >> they say the space could we bought or leased so apartments or condos can be built. >> money made from the sales would go to state and local jurisdictions for transportation projects. one possibility is along the track along the silver line. dulleste over the tollroad. >> i am not opposed to it as long as we're doing it in a balanced way. have brought in and in josh of millions of dollars a year. virginia is hoping for similar success. is changing jail its procedures after four inmates committed suicides in the last 10 months. the inmate who took his li
, saying it just wasn't worth it. and abc's jonathan karl is in washington with the very latest here. jon, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, josh. well, the president's decision to cancel that summit with vladimir putin comes as u.s./russian relations are at their frostiest since the cold war. they clashed over syria. now, the relationship is even worse. the last time a u.s. president canceled a planned meeting in russia was 1960, the height of the cold war, before even the cuban missile crisis. putin has carefully crafted his image as a russian strongman. showing off his physique on horseback, dominating foes in the hockey rink and on the judo mat. and just last month, some mighty big fish. even perfected the art of the icy stare. >> that seems to be his preferred style in press conferences. sitting back and not looking too excited. >> reporter: in cancelling the moscow summit, the white house cited not only the decision to grant asylum to edward snowden. but also, a long list of grievances, from human rights to global security. >> we're not afraid to state clearly where we
amber alerts have included oregon, washington and nevada. dimaggio is a friend of the andersons. and detectives say he may have developed an infatuation, a crush on hannah. a statewide amber alert was sent to every cell phone in california. but no confirmed sightings of him. >> and time of the essence in this search. >>> researchers say a virus may be to blame for dozens of mysterious dolphin deaths along the east coast, the worst in a quarter-century. 124 of the animals have been found stranded since july. the virus is spread from dolphin-to-dolphin. >>> a stunt at the annual motorcycle rally in sturgis, south dakota, went horribly wrong. a daredevil was set to ride throughout the tunnel of fire. and he drives in. but the crowd soon notices, he never drives out. a section inside that flaming tunnel collapsed. the driver made it out. he suffered some burns. but he is okay this morning. >>> and how about buying the ticket for your summer vacation and seeing this. an ominous sign. you see that confirmation number, spelled out goner 5. >> no. >> and in good humor, she tweeted the a
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his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of trip -- to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders, they have poisoned the well, so to speak, in terms of a potential jury trial. >> reporter: just friday, president obama had this to say. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available for s
on an airline in honolulu and flew to washington, d.c., and lands at dulles and actually gets an audience, let's say, peter king, or dianne feinstein. how do we think he would have been received if he had a private audience? we have seen how they reacted, they spin the truth, he would have been buried and we would have never known the truth. >> i know you haven't been in direct contact with your son, but what do you know about his condition right now? >> i'll say that having spoken with his russian attorney, he said he's safe. he obviously is exhausted. but he's now needing a period of time where he can recoup his energy level and reflect on what he wishes to do going forward. that's from his attorney. we hope to meet with him very soon, with edward in the next weeks. >> good luck. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and the chairs of the foreign affairs committee, robert menendez, democrat, and republican congressman ed royce, the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. senator, let me begin with you, you heard this from lon snowden, and his attorney, they don't believe that ed
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